A fierce fight results in the capture of Margil, who is bound and led back to Rivendell, hopefully for answers. Elrond is very pleased to see the ranger returned, and graciously thanks the party for all their efforts and struggles on his behalf. He begins the process of trying to undo the damage that dark sorcery has done in subverting his mind and will, and eventually finds success.
As years pass on, the party each go to their own endeavors, finding measures of satisfaction and growth. And all the time, Elrond considers what further part they may play in the fate of Middle Earth.